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Vajrayana Buddhism is most closely associated with Tibet and can be characterized by the figure of the siddha, the master whose spiritual realization is so profound that he or she has power over the phenomenal world, and in whom the profundity and vastness of absolute truth is fully and completely manifested. Many of our most well-known authors come from this tradition of Tibetan Buddhism .

[Note: The tags for the various schools are not definitive as many books span multiple traditions, etc. They are meant to use as a starting point for exploring this collection.]

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  1. Preparing for Tantra

    Preparing for Tantra

    Creating the Psychological Ground for Practice

    • by
    • Rob Preece
    The preliminary practices of Tantra aren't a hurdle to be gotten through in order to get somewhere else; they're an extraordinarily rich collection of practices which have much to offer as a means of cultivating and maturing the practitioner's psychological ground. They can enable experiences to unfold, and they can clear the way when there seem to be problems or hindrances practitioners are struggling with. In Preparing for Tantra,Read More

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  2. The Three Silver Coins

    The Three Silver Coins

    A Story from Tibet

    • by
    • Veronica Leo,
    • Tashi Daknewa
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  3. Gone Beyond

    Gone Beyond

    The Prajnaparamita Sutras, The Ornament of Clear Realization, and Its Commentaries in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition (Volume 1)

    The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all the topics in the vast body of the Prajnaparamita Sutras. Resembling a zip-file, it comes to life only through its Indian and Tibetan commentaries. Together, these texts not only discuss the "hidden meaning" of the Prajnaparamita Sutras—the paths and bhumis of sravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and bodhisattvas—but also serve as contemplative manuals for the explicit topic of these sutras—emptiness—and how it is to be understood on the… Read More

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  4. Minding Closely
  5. Into the Heart of Life

    Into the Heart of Life

    • by
    • Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
    The real test of our Buddhist practice happens not on the cushion or in the protected space of retreat, but moment-to-moment in daily life, particularly when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations. How do we respond? In this book, one of the most respected Western figures of contemporary Buddhism, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, offers insights gleaned from more than forty years of engagement with Buddhist practice. Her perspective is vast,… Read More

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  6. The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning

    The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning

    • by
    • Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Takpo Tashi Namgyal
    The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the Ninth Karmapa (1556–1603) is the most profound and famous text on Mahamudra ever written and is of vital importance in the living Kagyu tradition. It offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation of instruction on both the view and the practice. In the teachings contained in this book, Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the essence of the Ninth Karmapa's massive text into manageable proportions… Read More

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  7. Bardo Teachings

    Bardo Teachings

    The Way of Death and Rebirth

    • by
    • Lama Lodu Rinpoche
    Bardo Teachings gives readers a precise and vivid description of the way of death and rebirth. It contains a wealth of heretofore untranslated material on the Tibetan presentation of the process of dying, the nature of the intermediate state after death, and the process of taking rebirth. This modest but carefully produced book presents the essence of the Tibetan Book of the Dead in a digestible form. … Read More

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  8. Ornament of Reason

    Ornament of Reason

    The Great Commentary to Nagarjuna's Root of the Middle Way

    • by
    • Mabja Jangchub Tsondru
    In the Root of the Middle Way, Nagarjuna presents a magical method of reasoning, inviting everyone who encounters these lucid and fearless contemplations to follow him on a journey to the heart of transcendent insight. Inspired by the Buddha's teachings on profound emptiness in the Prajnaparamita Sutras, Nagarjuna sets out to probe what appears to be the most fundamental facts of the world, challenging us to question even our… Read More

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  9. A Practice of Padmasambhava

    A Practice of Padmasambhava

    Essential Instructions on the Path to Awakening

    • by
    • Shechen Gyaltsap IV,
    • Rinchen Dargye
    The Indian master Padmasambhava occupies a special place in the hearts of practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. By bringing tantric Buddhism to Tibet from India, he inspired a movement of awakening that for centuries has brought countless practitioners to spiritual fulfillment. A Practice of Padmasambhava presents two practical and compelling works related to a visualization and mantra practice of Padmasambhava. This practice is based on the most important revelation… Read More

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  10. Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation

    Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation

    • by
    • Alexander Berzin
    Kalachakra is a system of highest tantra practice for overcoming the limitations imposed by historical, astrological, and biological cycles so as to become a Buddha for the benefit of all. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other great Tibetan teachers have been conferring the Kalachakra initiation in the West, empowering prepared practitioners to engage in its meditations. Large numbers of people also attend this initiation as interested observers and… Read More

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